Top Ten Songs About Plagues, Egypt, And Exodus (page 4)

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7. “The Meaning of Lice”-[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Stephen Merritt[/lastfm]

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Stephen Merritt of Magnetic Fields fame has a way of taking his dirge-like voice and crafting wickedly witty songs around a musical monotone. He does that adeptly with his song, “The Meaning of Lice,” which talks wryly about the plague of pestilence that was inflicted on the Egyptian people:

“Our God would want this all to turn to pestilence/strange angels so unjust to peasants in their tents/…lice, lice in paradise/religion ain’t philosophy.”

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